Korean dentist violates release conditions, tampers with home monitoring device

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Guam -The Korean dentist who wen on a drunken tirade aboard a flight bound for Guam, may have tampered his way back to prison.  Kwon Woo Sung, has been on pre-trial release pending appeal, as part of his release conditions he was placed on house arrest and location monitoring.

On January 19, a visit of Sung’s residence revealed that the home monitoring unit had been tampered with. The device was originally placed in the living room of the home but US Probation officers discovered the unit outside of the residence in the carport.  Court documents state that Sung told authorities that he moved the unit in order to increase the range so he could smoke farther from his residence.

A second violation was reported three days later, when an alert indicated that Sung had left his residence at 3:41 pm. According to his release conditions Sung is only allowed to leave his residence for exercise between 4 pm and 6 pm daily.

It is now up to the federal court to determine if his bail should be revoked or modified.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.